trying to cook a low country boil in Missouri can be a little challenging.... I went to Bob's at a friend's recommendation. Not only did they have a great selection of crab and shrimp, but they also had boudin!!!! Pricey, but totally worth it. I will be back.
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Posted: 11/12/2010Provided by Citysearch -
If you love to prepare and eat seafood, you have to try Bob's Seafood. You will not find a better place to buy your seafood. Everything is fresh and never frozen. It is all processed in house ensuring the highest quality. Plus their prices are as economical as their inferior competition.
If you have had seafood from any of Saint Louis' top restaurants, then you have already had Bob's Seafood. They have been the purveyor of choice for the area?s most meticulous chefs since 1979. If Bob?s Seafood is good enough for their kitchens, then it is good enough for mine as well.
If you are unsure how to prepare a meal, just ask them. With Barb?s great recipe ideas, you should be able to prepare a meal for your family that is as good if not better than the finest restaurants in town. Not only will you save a large amount of money, but you will greatly increase the amount of invaluable family time in your household as well.
After searching various sites to try and find a fresh seafood market in St Louis, this was the place that came up the most and had the most positive reviews, so I was all excited to go this past Saturday. The staff was very nice and they were helpful enough, but...I was disappointed in several ways....The selection was extremely limited. They had the same things that you'll find at Schnucks and Dierbergs like trout, catfish, tuna, salmon, shrimp, scallops and lobster...then they had 5 or 6 other fishes plus some frozen selections, and that was about it. Because Bob's is listed as seafood wholesaler, I expected prices to be reasonable, but I thought the prices were crazy high. For example, I can buy fresh Tuna steaks at my local grocery store for $10 to $12 a pound...They were $23/pound at Bobs as were sea bass, red snapper and halibut....all over $22 per pound.
I'm sure many would say that is the going rate, but it seemed high to me. I do have to say the quality and freshness was good. Since I have yet to find a better place in St Louis, I would have to say if you want fresh seafood and don't mind paying high prices for it, you might find what you are looking for at Bob's. For people to rate this place as "exceptional" surprises me....I don't think there was anything exceptional about it.
Posted: 5/18/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I read the reviews on here and being a seafood fan decided to try the store. Being for the East Coast I am a big fan of FRESH seafood, but after seeing the selections on this Friday I will continue to shop at Whole Foods. WHY? In the case was ""fresh"" Chilean Seabass which when pressed for details they inform me it was ""refreshed"" cut from previously frozen whole fish. Next with asked the origin of their Blue Point Oysters (which are native to New York) I found the shellfish tag to read product of Chesapeake Virgina. For the normal customer, this may not be a problem but I have a serious trust issue about a company that misleads people in this manner. Just be honest !!!
you will not find a better place for fresh seafood. The prices are always good, the seafood is always fresh, and if u don't find what your looking for they will do their best to find it. You can always special order and they will have it waiting for you. The staff is knowledgeable, especially barb, and they will always do their best to make sure you leave happy. Once you go to Bob's you will never buy seafood from anywhere else again.
Posted: 5/17/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I are incredibly grateful to have such a wonderful establishment in which to buy our fish. Today, my husband brought our daughter to Bob's where the lady behind the counter (I believe Barb) showed her the lobsters and crawfish. When she told my husband that she never eats scallops in the form of sushi, she offered him some free scallops of a type we'd never tried and asked us to report back. The tuna, salmon, and scallops are ALWAYS fresh and flavorful! The customer service couldn't be better!!We would never consider buying our fish from any other store or market.
Posted: 4/23/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I went to Bob's for the very first time this past weekend -- and I will never buy seafood at the grocery store again!!
The service was great -- I was greeted before I even had a chance to ""take a number"". I was given a tour of the lobster case and ended up purchasing two of the lovely lobbies. I am not a big fan of cooking them on my own, but armed with the 2 pages of instructions/suggestions that they gave me, it was a BREEZE!!
I was also given a short talk on my other favorite -- Chilean Sea Bass -- by Barb.
Best of all, it is only a hop, skip and a jump from my casa in U City.
: ) Mary
Posted: 11/23/2007Provided by Citysearch -
i will continue to go to bobs seafood. just dont freeze it it lowers the quality. its a drive for me but worth it. i recomend the plump scallops and shrimp. the location above is wrong it is on olive now. past the 170 interchange. on the right in university city.
Posted: 9/13/2002Provided by Citysearch -
I've been buying my seafood at Bob's since he first went into business over twenty years ago. You won't find fresher, higher quality seafood anywhere else in St. Louis. The prices are reasonable and the employees are customer-oriented. Barb is there everyday. Stop in and say hello. You'll wonder how you could have ever gone anywhere else for high quality seafood.